How to Prevent Roaches in Your Apartment

While apartment living is generally great, there is one thing that makes all renters groan. Cockroaches consider apartment buildings home as much as you do. Unfortunately, in Virginia, there is no law that requires landlords to provide monthly exterminators. However, they are required to provide livable conditions, so if one apartment does have an infestation, they must provide exterminators. Again, this may be difficult and a lot of the responsibility of preventing a roach infestation falls on you.

Prevention should always be the first step! We’ve put together a few tips on how to prevent roaches in your apartment. 

What Makes Bed Bugs So Difficult to Get Rid Of?

Bed bugs are a pest that can easily spread as they hunker down in areas where humans frequent, such as bedding and furniture items that are shared. These pests often go undetected since they emerge to feed on humans as they sleep and hide in discreet spaces until they come out to eat. 

Getting Rid of Flies in Your Home

Being proactive to prevent flies from getting in is fairly easy, but even the most diligent people can be surprised by flies that have found their way in. These pests don't need much time to take advantage of any opportunity to sneak in. Just walking in your front door while a fly is nearby is all it takes for one to come buzzing through and into your home.

How to Spot a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are truly frightful little critters that have gained a lot of notoriety over this last decade as they have invaded nearly every American city in hordes. When there’s a large-size infestation, unfortunately, it can be hard to stop, and many individuals have encountered these pests. We have some tips on how to spot an infestation as well as how to prevent one. 

Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation

Discovering a pest problem in your home can be devastating. However, what may be worse is having one and not knowing about it. When it comes to protecting your home you can never be too careful, especially when it comes to termite infestations.

How To Identify A Tick Bite

If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors, you need to beware of ticks. These small bloodsucking parasites are virtually everywhere. Although they aren’t necessarily deadly, they can spread serious diseases and cause infections at the bite site. Identifying a bite is vital to avoid an increased chance of infection. 

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Mosquitoes are probably the most annoying summer pest that plagues everyone in the world. If you find it hard to enjoy your backyard space because of these little buggers, know that you’re not alone. Mosquitoes pester every country in the world - the only two places without mosquitoes are Antarctica and Iceland, simply because they’re too cold. As soon as temperatures hit over 50 degrees, mosquitos will show up to feast on you and your family. Not only are they annoying, but they can also carry diseases. Unfortunately, if you have any outdoor space, you’ll always be fighting a battle to keep their numbers down.

Common Pests Seen In Summer

Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the most common types of pests you’ll encounter during your summer activities. Fleas tend to be more active in the summer months too. These pests can transmit serious illnesses in humans and pets. 

Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring An Exterminator To Get Rid Of Your Mouse Problem

Mice can easily find their way indoors. Once they are inside they will build nests. Just one or two mice can quickly become an infestation resulting in an even bigger mouse problem that is nearly impossible for the average homeowner to successfully solve.

How To Properly Search A Home For Roaches

When looking for the obvious signs it's important to know where cockroaches tend to hide so that you're searching in the most common areas that roaches like to live inside your home.